While taking part in a bicycle race, contenders have to watch out for various things. Participants of the Tour de France have to look out for over-enthusiastic spectators jumping in front of them or just generally getting in the way. In Norway, on the other hand, you may end up racing against an army tank.
Riders taking part in Norway’s Arctic Race were taken by surprise as a tank showed up and started rolling alongside them as they were passing thorough the Setermoen army camp in the Norwegian county of Troms last week.
The resident tank battalion that had been informed that the racers would be passing thorough decided to shock them by letting a Leopard 2A4 tank race alongside the cyclists.